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For London's Cabbies, Job Entails World's Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

Top tips for container crops to sow in September

Autumn is coming, but from chard to rocket or sorrel, it’s simple to keep tasty homegrown salad crops coming through winter<p>Once you’ve plucked your last tomato of the summer or pulled out your final runner bean, it’s easy to imagine that the containers they filled are going to look rather sad as …

Inside the Lego factory in Billund, Denmark - in pictures

The Guardian was given exclusive access to the the heart of the Lego empire to see how the Danish company produces the enduring plastic building blocks<p>Photographs by Alicia Canter for the Guardian

26 Things about Networking (that I learned from books)

I don't have thousands of Linkedin connections or Twitter followers, but I often find myself being approached by other people on how to do networking right. For me, networking is about building relationships, helping each other, not only exchanging business cards. I love reading books, so I backed …

Networking

Should you use the moon to garden?

The moon guided our ancestors in the cultivation of plants, and in this Cornish garden the old ways still work their magic<p>A good many years ago, I spent a small fortune on half a dozen biodynamic eggs – more fool me, you might say, but they were the most extraordinary eggs I'd ever eaten. It …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

Bridge: The architecture of the river Thames – in pictures

London is a city divided by the Thames, but united by its bridges, which allow people to navigate the city. An exhibition at the Museum of London Docklands displays rare archive photographs, including an image of Old Hungerford bridge from 1845. It's the oldest in the museum's collection, never …

How to grow a bumper crop of peas

The best peas are always homegrown. Mark Diacono explains how to plant them– and, happily, there’s plenty of time to get started<p>Early May, when the first peas appear, is a time when I’ve had to invent a few stories. When I led the garden team at River Cottage, the annual lack of peas taken to the …

Gardening

Gardens: the March checklist

After a warm winter it's tempting to imagine that spring is with us. But beware – March can be a cruel month<p>Rhubard, rhubarb<p>I have put the rhubarb forcers over the "Timperley Early" to make the most of the mild weather. This is one of the first to crop, but do not be tempted to overpick any one …

Garden-to-Table Recipe: Mollie Katzen’s Smoky Brussels Sprouts and Onion

The rap on vegetarian recipes in the 1970s was that many were so loaded with cheese and butter that they might as well have been desserts. Not so …

Tag: Indoor Gardens

Gardening 101: Prayer Plants<p>by Kier Holmes<p>Everything You Need to Know About Houseplants<p>by Michelle Slatalla<p>Object of Desire: Stylish Stoneware …

Gardening 101: How to Root Herbs in Water

Rooting herbs in water is so easy to do that the first time it happened to me was a surprise. A friend brought me a housewarming gift–a bouquet of …

2013 Airline Scorecard Best to Worst

Traveling by airplane can be a stressful situation. Choosing the correct airline can make all the difference. Check out how your favorite airline …

5 Ways Cities Are Using Big Data

New York City released more than 200 high-value data sets to the public on Monday — a way, in part, to provide more content for open-sourced mapping …

Big Data Won't Fix Bad Planning

Jumping on the big data bandwagon without a road map could be one of the worst investments a CMO makes in the next 18 months.<p>It's clear that to …